YOU TREAT A DISEASE YOU WIN, YOU LOSE
YOU TREAT A PERSON, IT IS GUARANTEED
YOU’LL WIN NO MATTER WHAT THE OUTCOME!!
PALLIATE means: “To reduce the violence of a disease and to ease (symptoms) without curing the underlying disease.”
Care over Cure!
Reduce Suffering and bringing comfort in the life of the patient and the family.
It is all about living well with dignity and care and works on mantra of “something can always be done”. So, focus of Palliative Care is always on what we can do to care rather than be discouraged by what we cannot cure.
It is about adding life to days and not days to life!
Palliative care believes in “LIMITLESS CARE” and thinks in terms of compassionate care when disease is nonresponsive to therapy.
Diagnosis is not the criteria, but disease-related suffering is.
Palliative care attends to the physical, functional, psychological, practical and the spiritual consequences of any serious illness.
It is an approach that improves the quality of life of the patient and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening or life-limiting illness through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems be it be physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or social.
Palliative care must be introduced early on and works in conjunction with other therapies. It should be integrated through the entire trajectory of disease and not only as end-of-life care.
DIAGNOSIS + TREATMENT + PALLIATIVE CARE => DIGNIFIED DEATH + BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT TO FAMILY
Where can Palliative Care be given?
Palliative care can be given in the following healthcare settings:
- Outpatient clinic
- Long-term care facility
- At home under the direction of a licenced healthcare professional.
It works alongside and within the treatment regime and does not replace other forms of care. It is delivered through a multidisciplinary team of physicians, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and social workers.